A cracking start

Grumeti | January 2017

January go the year off to a cracking start at Grumeti! The game viewing was nothing but terrific throughout the month. And to top it all off, the latter portion of the month produced a surprise that we wouldn’t have anticipated… herds of migratory wildebeest and zebra showing up!

Not for the last ten years have the wildebeest shown up on the Grumeti doorstep at his time of year, but as we have become accustomed to by now, nothing is out of the question. Whether it is an unusual bird that pops in for a cursory visit or a roaming black rhino that is seen just passing through, one should learn to expect the unexpected here.

Here’s a snapshot of the paparazzi’s favourite characters:

A great month for our cheetahs, with a total of 31 sightings being recorded, the majority of these sightings were made up of the two mother cheetahs and their cubs. The first has three cubs of about 12 months and the second has a single cub of seven months. With the mothers needing to hunt on a daily basis, many guests have been fortunate to witness several successful hunts, the majority of these hunts being Thomson’s gazelles.